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Maintenance Technician - Roadhouse & Mercantile Part-Time

Posted July 15, 2021

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile
Kanab, UT
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The Roadhouse Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician maintains the new Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile and ensures its mechanical systems are in top condition at all times. As with all positions at the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, this is a hands-on position requiring excellent guest-first customer service and a do it now, do it right mentality. Preventative maintenance planning is a requirement for this position.

The Roadhouse Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician will work with the Roadhouse Manager to establish priorities, complete work in a timely manner and ensure budget adherence. From time to time, the Maintenance Technician will contact licensed, insured tradespeople to accomplish work at the Roadhouse. In the event of emergencies, the Maintenance Technician will work with the Roadhouse Manager to decide if other Best Friends resources are required.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Adhere to a safety first approach. Demonstrate best practices in safety and in the use of protective equipment.
  • Maintain Materials Safety Data Sheets on all appropriate products.
  • Ensure a safe, healthy and positive work environment for our guests and our staff.
  • Identify problems and challenges and offer solutions to the Roadhouse Manager.
  • Maintain tools inventory. Maintain an inventory of cleaning supplies, tools and equipment necessary to maintain the property.
  • Perform routine maintenance and repair, such as changing light bulbs, tightening toilet seats, cleaning up after vermin, shoveling snow and placing cinders etc.
  • Assist in cleaning up after emergencies, such as overflowing showers and toilets, broken dishes and animal accidents on floors and furniture.
  • Assist guests with unusual needs, i.e. jumping a dead battery, pushing vehicle out of the mud or snow and contacting other associates to assist.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Roadhouse Manager.

Skills and Experience:

  • A High School Degree or equivalent.
  • Previous building maintenance experience.
  • Outgoing positive personality and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail, flexible and enjoys handling a variety of tasks.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and qualify for Best Friends insurance. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to routinely lift 40 pounds or more in order to perform maintenance duties.
  • Must be able to work out of doors in all weather conditions in order to perform maintenance duties.
  • Must be able to perform routine strenuous physical activity on a daily basis including walking, standing, bending, crouching, kneeling, ascending and descending ladders and other equipment in order to perform maintenance duties.
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About this Employer

Best Friends Roadhouse and Mercantile

30 North 300 West
Kanab, UT 84741

Telephone (435) 644-2001
Reservations (435) 644-3400

40 Room Hotel

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Who We Are 

For over 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been running the nation’s largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals and building effective programs that reduce the number of animals entering shelters.

Just for Pets

At the Best Friends Roadhouse & Mercantile, pets are just as much guests as their people are. For their comfort and happiness, we are pleased to provide:

  • Personal pet welcome
  • Complimentary self-serve pet washing facilities
  • Complimentary cleaning products, located in the service building
  • Pet walking service provided in half-hour increments by Best Friends volunteers and staff (a fee applies)
  • Pet visits by our staff during the day (a fee applies)
  • Fenced pet-park area with splash water feature (for pets of lodging guests)
  • Pet treats, beds and retail items in the mercantile building
  • Built-in cubbies and snuggling areas in select guest rooms

Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, or medical condition.